As the Canadian government welcomes more and more refugees to start new lives for themselves and their families, employment is one of the main obstacle that hinders all immigrants from settling comfortably. Ryerson University professors Usha George, a distinguished scholar and researcher in the areas of newcomer settlement and integration, and John Shields, an expert in welfare state restructuring, immigrant settlement and integration policy, shared some insight on this issue and the potential consequences of immigrant unemployment. Four newcomers, including one Syrian refugee and one Ryerson University undergraduate student, share their struggles with having their credentials and education recognized.
Darsha is in her fourth year of journalism, interested in creating television broadcasts and multimedia content. She is deeply passionate about politics and sociology.